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Top 10 Playground Makeovers

These Central Florida playgrounds have gotten a major makeover in the last few years. Check out what’s new and improved!

Words and photos by Jasmin Barone

Bomberos Field Park

11485 Moss Park Rd., Orlando
Meet a brand-new inclusive playground that’s wheelchair accessible and has play toys situated low to the ground so that it can accommodate children of all abilities.

Grand Avenue Park

700 Grand St., Orlando
The fenced-in playground, situated within a sprawling12-acre park, has three sections of play sets, including two large areas geared for toddlers, obstacles for expert climbers and a musical section.

Merrill Park

985 Merrill Park Dr., Altamonte Springs
Set above the Merrill Park sports complex in Altamonte Springs, half of this playground has been given a recent facelift with the rest to follow suit soon. New additions include a climbing gym and slides for kids ages 8–12.

Boston Hill Park

777 S Central Ave., Oviedo
For kids who prefer a smaller play space, here’s a quaint spot next to downtown Oviedo. The shady locale has a fish-shaped tunnel, slides and vibrantly colored climbing structures.

Heroes Community Park

14086 Centerline Dr., Orlando
The large, covered play area has multiple obstacles for climbing and includes a vertical spider web and toddler play area.

Lake Lotus Park

1153 Lake Lotus Park Rd., Altamonte Springs
This beautiful nature preserve has expanded its play structures. Beyond the existing playground that everyone knows and loves, there’s a new nature-themed playground aimed at older children just a few feet away.

Westmonte Park

624 Bills Ln., Altamonte Springs
Thanks to two separate play spaces set for different age groups, this spot is perfect for all families to unwind. There’s even a cargo net play structure, offering an obstacle course vibe.

Gilbert McQueen Park

650 W. Lake Mann Dr., Orlando
The kaleidoscope of colors and bright design are as fun as the actual play structures, like climbing walls, slides and a seesaw.

Secret Lake Park

200 N Triplet Lake Dr., Casselberry
Elements of nature and water are woven into this playground’s theme, including a climbing structure that looks like a waterfall. There’s also a place to launch canoes, a boardwalk, sports fields and more.

Speer Park

331 N Tubb St., Oakland
Here’s a quiet neighborhood play destination with tall slides along with open spaces for running and free play.

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